200 hr Yoga Teacher Training 2022

Jan 2021 - Nov 2021

This 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is offers a solid foundation for students that wish to take their practice to the next level and learn how to teach. It is taught one weekend per month for 11 months and can be taken online or in-person. 

On this Yoga Teacher Training you can expect to

Develop your asana practice and apply the wisdom from your journey to guiding others.
Learn to teach Progressive vinyasa and creatively weave together vinyasa threads for all levels.
Develop your asana practice and your understanding of your body through anatomy and alignment studies.
Learn how to teach Vinyasa style Yoga and creatively weave together vinyasa threads for all levels
Develop your individual teaching voice, as an expression of your true self and learn how to share the gifts of yoga safely and confidently
Delve into the depths of subtle anatomy and energetics, pranayama and meditation.
Learn how to share the ancient philosophy teachings within a modern dynamic practice.
Learn the basics of Ayurveda and the holistic aspects of the practice
 Learn about the business of yoga and develop your business and your niche and your brand

We also offer

Free invitation for all graduates to any 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in any venue (space pending), to refresh your knowledge and join us for practice.
GLY Graduates discount on any future workshops or CPD trainings. 

The Venue

This Yoga Teacher Training will be held in the Green Lotus Yoga studio in Gort, Galway. The studio holds 28 people, however numbers will be capped to a small number (approx. 12)  to allow for social distancing. It is fully propped with mats, bolsters, blankets, bricks and belts. It has a kitchen with fridge, kettle etc and separate toilet. It also has changing rooms for students to store their clothes etc. All props are aired for 48 hrs use to ensure there is no spead of the COVID virus. 

Gort is a small town on the edge of the Burren. There are great restaurants close by to eat in and there are lots of airbnb and bnb options ranging from €25-€100 per night for students staying overnight.

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Course Structure

This Yoga Teacher Training takes place over 12 months. It consists of 10 x 2 day weekends plus 2 x 3 day bank holiday weekends. There are a limited amount of in-person spaces which will are now booked. If, restrictions allow. some of the training  weekends will be conducted in the studio with some of the in-person students present socially distanced, but the training will still be taught via Zoom including all online students. 

Some Finer Details

Jan 2022 –November 2022 
This Yoga Teacher Training consists of 10 x 2 day weekends


Jan – 15th-16th
Feb – 12th-13th
March – 12th-13th
 April – 9th-10th
May – 14th-15th
June – 11th-12th
July -9th-10th
August 13th-14th
September – 10th-11th
October – 8th-9th
November – 12th-13th 


The daily schedule is :

9.00-11.00 – Asana

11.00-11.20- Break

11.30-1.30 Theory Class (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown, etc)

1.30-2.20 Lunch

2.20 -4.00 Theory Class  (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown etc.)

4.30-6.00 Asana practice or Teaching Methodology (teaching in small groups, postural analysis etc)


Progressive Vinyasa is a style of vinyasa that is flowing, creative and intelligent. It is called “progressive” because it incorporates modern vinyasa approaches, like ladder flows, mandala flows etc; it is also progressive because the sequencing progresses up to peak poses and/or a “focus” section where new poses are introduced and broken down synergistically.. Additionally progressive vinyasa, progresses students forward in their development using an intelligence in sequencing based on cutting edge knowledge of yoga anatomy and universal principles of alignment. 

There are daily Teaching Methodology classes, so that you will feel prepared for the classroom and feel fully equipped to deliver the work after you graduate. You will be taught a specific methodology with sequencing options and alignment principles that create structures to intelligently inform your classes, which also allow enough flexibility for you to develop your own individual teaching voice as an expression of your authentic self and your relationship with the practice.

The yoga anatomy taught on the 200 hr trainings is cutting edge. It incorporates principle of biomechanics, synergy and myofascial meridians. These classes allows you to dive into a deeper relationship with your body on and off the mat. They also equip you to understanding other people’s bodies in relation to postural holdings and common troubleshooting areas in relation to asana. 


  • The 5 sheaths meditation. 
  • Witness based meditations
  • Kundalini chakra meditations
  • Heart based meditations
  • 1 x Kundalini Trance Dance (optional)
  • A collection of traditional pranayamas to cleanse the panic body.

The philosophy on our trainings is delivered in a non-dogmatic way and invites group discussion where all beliefs and opinions are respected. We use class discussions, circles, artwork, chanting, empathetic listening and meditation processes to explore the spiritual systems of Patanjali’s sutras, Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra. We believe that these spiritual systems all offer a different perspective of the same truth and we hope that in our explorations, students can find in these belief systems, tools to strengthen the mind, emotions and spirit, a spiritual rock to lean on in times of need, deeper insight to our true nature and a deeper sense of worth that lies inherent in our being. It is a true blessing to be able to explore this work within a group and many students have told us that that this part of the training has been life changing for them.

  • “The Art of Teaching Yoga” – Yoga Teacher Training Manual – Free Ebook  
  • “Progressive Vinyasa’ – Yoga Teacher Training –  Free Ebook 
  • From the Vedas to Vinyasa – Amy Vaughan

Is there any pre-requisites to entering this training ? 

We advise 2 years practice before embarking on a Yoga TTC. This is enough time to give students a firm foundation for the work involved on a TTC and also gives people a base to reach the level expected for graduation. Sometimes people achieve this foundation after a year or so of practice; there are always exceptions, but as a general, we recommend 2 years. If you are unsure if you have enough experience, please contact us at carol@greenlotusyoga.com

What style of yoga will I be trained to teach?

On this training we put a lot of focus on preparing trainees for the classroom. The style of yoga trainees are trained to teach is called Progressive Vinyasa. This is a style of vinyasa that is flowing, creative and intelligent. It is called “progressive” because it incorporates modern vinyasa approaches to progress students forward in their development using an intelligence in sequencing based on cutting edge knowledge of yoga anatomy and universal principles of alignment. As this style of yoga is flexible in nature, teachers also have the option of adapting their teachings to teach alignment based Hatha yoga,  Flow yoga or Power yoga etc. 

Will I have the opportunity to teach on the training course?

Yes you will. There are daily Teaching Methodology classes. You will start teaching one person one pose. Then graduate to teaching small groups of 3. Then finally you will teach the whole class for your final assessment.

Is it ok to do teacher training just for self-development and to deepen my practice?

Yes it is. Lots of people have done this training as self development. Some have also started it for themselves and ended up teaching… Its completely up to you.

How is the course assessed?

Anatomy- There is 4 open book assessments for anatomy. 
There may also be assessment circles where we ask questions randomly about alignment, to make sure everyone completely understands these principles. We have a 100% pass rate on this section.

Philosophy- this subject is not assessed, but there may be exercises for off time study.

Asana – Students work towards level 3 posture work and practice to their own level, modifying when necessary. After graduation, teachers teach to the level they can practice comfortably. If a trainee’s personal practice needs a lot of work, upon graduation, we sometimes recommend that these teachers teach level 1 only for a year or so as they continue to develop their practice.

Teaching Methodology- Students prepare an hour long class and teach the class to the group on the last week of the training. We start preparation for this exercise on day one so students will be very prepared. We want trainees to leave not only with a cert, but also with the ability to prepare a class and the knowledge that they can teach it confidently and clearly

How many students are in the group ?

Numbers are capped to 9-12 students due to COVID restrictions.

Is this training course registered or is this course qualified me to be a teacher?

This training is registered with Yoga Professionals (aka Yoga Alliance UK) and Yoga Alliance USA – graduates of this program can therefore register with either body at a 200 hrs level. If at some point you wanted to continue your studies, you will be able to do it with an American or European training school. Yoga Alliance U.S and U.K are the most recognised Yoga registration body world wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.

What is the cost of membership and insurance with Yoga Alliance Professional (U.K)?

The cost for the membership and insurance (only UK and EIRE residents) is £120/year and Y.A.P waives the £35 sign up fee if you sign up within 14 days from your graduation.
Can I teach teens after this training ? 
In order to teach teens, a teacher should have completed a children’s teacher training course to teach groups of children under the age of 16.If however a child between the age of 12-16 wants to join an adult class, then they can so long as they are with a parent or guardian and have a written consent from from their parent or guardian. 
Anyone teaching groups of children (in the absence of a parent or guardian) should have CRB (or equivalent) document check and if they are members of YAP, they should send this to us, so we can keep this on their file.
Please note it is a condition of the policy that all records are kept for a minimum of 7 years after the client has reached the age of 18.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat and props?

A lot of students like to bring their own props, but all props are also supplied in the studio. In order to protect stduents form COVID, we make sure that props are not shared and that they are left untouched for 48 hrs after use, to ensure that any possible droplet of the virus will die before the next user touches them. 

Fees and Booking


Full Fees : €2100 
€600 deposit plus €135 monthly instalments

Early Bird : €1800 before Dec 1st 
You have the option of paying once up front or paying your deposit to secure you place and then pay the remaining fees before Dec. 1st. 

Deposit : €600

Whats included

The Art of Teaching Yoga training manual in PDF
Progressive Vinyasa Training manual in PDF
One week of free classes on the Online Yoga Platform
Continued support and mentorship through the 11 months. 
Trainee insurance with Y.A.P at a discounted  rate. 
On graduation, GLY 200 hr graduates are allowed to attend any classes on the 200 hr trainings, places permitting. 

Booking Procedure

  1. Please email us to inquire about places before booking or fill out our Online Application Form
  2. When you have been accepted onto the training, you can use the payment system below to secure your place. 
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